Responding to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s warning that "many of the levers" that would affect a no-deal Brexit are not in the UK’s hands, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake MP said:

“Even this Conservative Chancellor accepts a no deal, which no one voted for, would see the UK lose control over our future.

"This warning makes a mockery of the promises of the Leave campaign. It simply isn’t acceptable that the Tory leadership candidates are willing to see the UK crash out of the EU to ingratiate themselves with their hard right.

"People deserve better, and the Liberal Democrats demand better. We must give the people the final say, in a people’s vote, with the option to stay in the EU. Anything else risks disaster for our future.”

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